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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224106/impact-of-high-dose-vitamin-c-on-platelet-function
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Bassem M Mohammed, Kimberly W Sanford, Bernard J Fisher, Erika J Martin, Daniel Contaifer, Urszula Osinska Warncke, Dayanjan S Wijesinghe, Charles E Chalfant, Donald F Brophy, Alpha A Fowler Iii, Ramesh Natarajan
AIM: To examine the effect of high doses of vitamin C (VitC) on ex vivo human platelets (PLTs). METHODS: Platelet concentrates collected for therapeutic or prophylactic transfusions were exposed to: (1) normal saline (control); (2) 0.3 mmol/L VitC (Lo VitC); or (3) 3 mmol/L VitC (Hi VitC, final concentrations) and stored appropriately. The VitC additive was preservative-free buffered ascorbic acid in water, pH 5.5 to 7.0, adjusted with sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydroxide...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218273/discovery-of-the-first-dual-inhibitor-of-the-5-lipoxygenase-activating-protein-and-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-using-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening
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Veronika Temml, Ulrike Garscha, Erik Romp, Gregor Schubert, Jana Gerstmeier, Zsofia Kutil, Barbara Matuszczak, Birgit Waltenberger, Hermann Stuppner, Oliver Werz, Daniela Schuster
Leukotrienes (LTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators derived from arachidonic acid (AA) with roles in inflammatory and allergic diseases. The biosynthesis of LTs is initiated by transfer of AA via the 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) to 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO). FLAP inhibition abolishes LT formation exerting anti-inflammatory effects. The soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) converts AA-derived anti-inflammatory epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) to dihydroxyeicosatetraenoic acids (di-HETEs). Its inhibition consequently also counteracts inflammation...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216875/antidermatophytic-and-protease-inhibiting-activities-of-zerumbone-a-natural-sesquiterpene-from-the-rhizome-of-zingiber-zerumbet-l-roscoe-ex-j-e-smith
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Madhavankutty Jyothilakshmi, Mathew Jyothis, Gokulanathan Nair Hari Narayanan, Mukalel Sankunni Latha
CONTEXT: Due to increase in the number of patients with impaired immunity, incidence of dermatophytoses has increased considerably. Antidermatophytic agents with anti-inflammatory and protease-inhibiting activities will help in restricting inflammatory response associated with dermatophytoses. AIMS: The present study aims to evaluate antidermatophytic and protease-inhibiting activities of zerumbone. Cytotoxicity was tested using Chang liver cell line as a preliminary step in toxicity study...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212448/hepatic-transcriptome-analysis-and-identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-response-to-dietary-oxidized-fish-oil-in-loach-misgurnus-anguillicaudatus
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Yin Zhang, Yang Li, Xiao Liang, Xiaojuan Cao, Longfei Huang, Jie Yan, Yanxing Wei, Jian Gao
RNA sequencing and short-read assembly were utilized to produce a transcriptome of livers from loaches (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) fed with three different diets respectively containing fresh fish oil (FO group), medium oxidized fish oil (MO group) and high oxidized fish oil (HO group). A total of 60,663 unigenes were obtained in this study, with mean length 848.74 bp. 50,814, 49,584 and 49,814 unigenes were respectively obtained from FO, MO and HO groups. There were 2,343 differentially expressed genes between FO and MO, with 855 down- and 1,488 up-regulated genes in the MO group...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197798/inhibition-of-proinflammatory-pathways-by-bioactive-fraction-of-tinospora-cordifolia
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Jenny Jacob, Bashi M Babu, Mohind C Mohan, A P Abhimannue, B Prakash Kumar
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers ex Hook. f. & Thomson, a known immunomodulatory agent extensively used in ayurveda, has not been effectively validated for the mechanisms involved in immunomodulation and the identification of the active principles. The bioactive fraction of T. cordifolia (TBF) in methanol was used for nitric oxide (NO) radical scavenging activity, lipoxygenase (LOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) dual inhibition and cytotoxicity studies. Production of the proinflammatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) in dendritic cell (DC) suspensions treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was also studied...
February 15, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189063/the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitor-celastrol-attenuates-acute-hepatic-dysfunction-induced-by-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-in-rats
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Ghada S El-Tanbouly, Mohammed S El-Awady, Nermeen A Megahed, Hatem A Salem, Hassan A El-Kashef
Acute hepatic dysfunction associating sepsis is mediated mainly by toll-like receptor-4 (TLR-4)/nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) inflammatory pathway. This study explores potential hepatoprotective effect of the NF-κB inhibitor celastrol in cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model in rats. Protective effect of celastrol (1mg/kg, i.p., 1h before CLP) was illustrated after 24h by preventing CLP-induced hepatic histopathological changes and elevation in serum hepatic biomarkers [alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin (TB) and gamma aminotransferase (γ-GT)] without affecting mortality...
February 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185540/medicinal-chemistry-approaches-of-controlling-gastrointestinal-side-effects-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-endogenous-protective-mechanisms-and-drug-design
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Paraskevi Tziona, Panagiotis Theodosis-Nobelos, Eleni A Rekka
BACKGROUND: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are of the oldest and most widely used medicines. However, their untoward effects, especially gastrointestinal toxicity, remain the main obstacle to their application. Because of their mechanism of action, cycloxygenase (COX) inhibition, in combination with the weekly acidic character of most of them, major protective mechanisms of the gastrointestinal system are suppressed and deregulated. OBJECTIVE: In this review, several compounds designed to retain anti-inflammatory activity, but devoid of gastrointestinal side effects, are presented...
February 9, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185186/eicosacell-an-imaging-based-assay-to-identify-spatiotemporal-eicosanoid-synthesis
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Christianne Bandeira-Melo, Ligia Almeida Paiva, Natália R T Amorim, Peter F Weller, Patricia T Bozza
Eicosanoids are bioactive lipids derived from enzymatic metabolism of arachidonic acid via the cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) pathways. These lipids are newly formed and nonstorable molecules that have important roles in physiological and pathological processes. The particular interest to determine intracellular compartmentalization of eicosanoid-synthetic machinery has emerged as a key component in the regulation of eicosanoid synthesis and in delineating functional intracellular and extracellular actions of eicosanoids...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182779/o-prenylated-3-carboxycoumarins-as-a-novel-class-of-15-lox-1-inhibitors
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Atena Jabbari, Mina Mousavian, Seyed Mohamad Seyedi, Mehdi Bakavoli, Hamid Sadeghian
Allyloxy, Isopentenyloxy, geranyloxy and farnesyloxy derivatives of 3-carboxycoumarin, at position 5, 6, 7, and 8, were synthesized and their inhibitory potency against human 15-lipoxygenase-1 (human 15-LOX-1) were determined. Among the synthetic coumarins, O-allyl and O-isopentenyl derivatives demonstrated no considerable lipoxygenase inhibition while O-geranyl and O-farnesyl derivatives demonstrated potent inhibitory activity. 5-farnesyloxy-3-carboxycoumarin demonstrated the most potent inhibitory activity by IC50 = 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182745/prosystemin-overexpression-induces-transcriptional-modifications-of-defense-related-and-receptor-like-kinase-genes-and-reduces-the-susceptibility-to-cucumber-mosaic-virus-and-its-satellite-rnas-in-transgenic-tomato-plants
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Giovanni Bubici, Anna Vittoria Carluccio, Livia Stavolone, Fabrizio Cillo
Systemin is a plant signal peptide hormone involved in the responses to wounding and insect damage in the Solanaceae family. It works in the same signaling pathway of jasmonic acid (JA) and enhances the expression of proteinase inhibitors. With the aim of studying a role for systemin in plant antiviral responses, a tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) transgenic line overexpressing the prosystemin cDNA, i.e. the systemin precursor, was inoculated with Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) strain Fny supporting either a necrogenic or a non-necrogenic satellite RNA (satRNA) variant...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182113/evaluation-of-an-aqueous-extract-from-horseradish-root-armoracia-rusticana-radix-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cellular-inflammation-reaction
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Corinna Herz, Hoai Thi Thu Tran, Melinda-Rita Márton, Ronald Maul, Susanne Baldermann, Monika Schreiner, Evelyn Lamy
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a perennial crop and its root is used in condiments. Traditionally, horseradish root is used to treat bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and urinary bladder. The antiphlogistic activity, determined in activated primary human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), was evaluated for an aqueous extract and its subfractions, separated by HPLC. Compound analysis was done by UHPLC-QToF/MS and GC-MS. The aqueous extract concentration-dependently inhibited the anti-inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in terms of TNF-α release at ≥37 μg/mL...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181190/distribution-of-alox15-in-the-rat-brain-and-its-role-in-prefrontal-cortical-resolvin-d1-formation-and-spatial-working-memory
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Suku-Maran Shalini, Christabel Fung-Yih Ho, Yee-Kong Ng, Jie-Xin Tong, Eng-Shi Ong, Deron R Herr, Gavin S Dawe, Wei-Yi Ong
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is enriched in membrane phospholipids of the central nervous system (CNS) and has a role in aging and neuropsychiatric disorders. DHA is metabolized by the enzyme Alox15 to 17S-hydroxy-DHA, which is then converted to 7S-hydroperoxy,17S-hydroxy-DHA by a 5-lipoxygenase, and thence via epoxy intermediates to the anti-inflammatory molecule, resolvin D1 (RvD1 or 7S,8R,17S-trihydroxy-docosa-Z,9E,11E,13Z,15E,19Z-hexaenoic acid). In this study, we investigated the distribution and function of Alox15 in the CNS...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177760/ceruloplasmin-derived-peptide-is-the-strongest-regulator-of-oxidative-stress-and-leukotriene-synthesis-in-neutrophils
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Ekaterina Golenkina, Alexey Livenskyi, Galina Viryasova, Yulia Romanova, Galina Sud'ina, Alexey Sokolov
Ceruloplasmin, an acute-phase protein, can affect the activity of leukocytes through its various enzymatic activities and protein-protein interactions (with lactoferrin, myeloperoxidase, eosinophil peroxidase, serprocidins, and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), among others). However, the molecular mechanisms of ceruloplasmin activity are not clearly understood. In this study, we tested the ability of two synthetic peptides, RPYLKVFNPR (883-892) (P1) and RRPYLKVFNPRR (882-893) (P2), corresponding to the indicated fragments of the ceruloplasmin sequence, to affect neutrophil activation...
January 10, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165233/the-bibenzyl-canniprene-inhibits-the-production-of-pro-inflammatory-eicosanoids-and-selectively-accumulates-in-some-cannabis-sativa-strains
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Gianna Allegrone, Federica Pollastro, Gianmaria Magagnini, Orazio Taglialatela-Scafati, Julia Seegers, Andreas Koeberle, Oliver Werz, Giovanni Appendino
Canniprene (1), an isoprenylated bibenzyl unique to Cannabis sativa, can be vaporized and therefore potentially inhaled from marijuana. Canniprene (1) potently inhibited the production of inflammatory eicosanoids via the 5-lipoxygenase pathway (IC50 0.4 μM) and also affected the generation of prostaglandins via the cyclooxygenase/microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase pathway (IC50 10 μM), while the related spiranoid bibenzyls cannabispiranol (2) and cannabispirenone (3) were almost inactive in these bioassays...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162041/n-hexanal-and-z-3-hexenal-are-generated-from-arachidonic-acid-and-linolenic-acid-by-a-lipoxygenase-in-marchantia-polymorpha-l
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Moataz M Tawfik, Katsuyuki T Yamato, Takayuki Kohchi, Takao Koeduka, Kenji Matsui
Most terrestrial plants form green leaf volatiles (GLVs), which are mainly composed of six-carbon (C6) compounds. In our effort to study the distribution of the ability of lipoxygenase (LOX) to form GLVs, we found that a liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha, formed n-hexanal and (Z)-3-hexenal. Some LOXs execute a secondary reaction to form short chain volatiles. One of the LOXs from M. polymorpha (MpLOX7) oxygenized arachidonic and α-linolenic acids at almost equivalent efficiency and formed C6-aldehydes during its catalysis; these are likely formed from hydroperoxides of arachidonic and α-linolenic acids, with a cleavage of the bond between carbon at the base of the hydroperoxy group and carbon of double bond, which is energetically unfavorable...
February 6, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160477/the-arachidonate-5-lipoxygenase-activating-protein-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-scleroderma-related-interstitial-lung-disease-a-multicentre-european-scleroderma-trials-and-research-group-eustar-study
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Otylia Kowal-Bielecka, Sylwia Chwiesko-Minarowska, Pawel L Bernatowicz, Yannick Allanore, Timothy Radstake, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Jasper Broen, Roger Hesselstrand, Dorota Krasowska, Gabriella Riemekasten, Madelon Vonk, Oksana Kowalczuk, Marek Bielecki, Robert Milewski, Lech Chyczewski, Jacek Niklinski, Krzysztof Kowal
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February 4, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159772/%C3%AE-tocopherol-transfer-protein-mediates-protective-hypercapnia-in-murine-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
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Gail Otulakowski, Doreen Engelberts, Hajime Arima, Hiroyuki Hirate, Hülya Bayir, Martin Post, Brian P Kavanagh
RATIONALE: Hypercapnia is common in mechanically ventilated patients. Experimentally, 'therapeutic hypercapnia' can protect, but it can also cause harm, depending on the mechanism of injury. Hypercapnia suppresses multiple signalling pathways. Previous investigations have examined mechanisms that were known a priori, but only a limited number of pathways, each suppressed by CO2, have been reported. OBJECTIVE: Because of the complexity and interdependence of processes in acute lung injury, this study sought to fill in knowledge gaps using an unbiased screen, aiming to identify a specifically upregulated pathway...
February 3, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154312/effects-of-m%C3%AE-cd-on-lipoxygenase-induced-ldl-oxidation
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Meiying Ao, Yong Chen
Beta-cyclodextrin (β-CD) has been applied as drug/food carriers or potential drugs for treating some diseases. Most recently, some evidence indicated that methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) and 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (2-HPβCD), two major derivatives of β-CD, may inhibit atherogenesis, implying that cyclodextrins also can be potential drugs for treating atherosclerosis. It is well known that modification (e.g. oxidation) of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is one of the most critical steps of atherogenesis...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143657/substituted-furans-as-potent-lipoxygenase-inhibitors-synthesis-in-vitro-and-molecular-docking-studies
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Jayaraman Vinayagam, Rahul L Gajbhiye, Likhit Mandal, Meyyappan Arumugam, Anushree Achari, Parasuraman Jaisankar
A number of 2-methyl-4-(2-oxo-2-phenyl-ethyl)-5-phenyl-furan-3-carboxylic acid alkyl ester derivatives (3a-j) were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro inhibitory activity on soybean lipoxygenase enzyme. Among the screened compounds, 5-(4-bromo-phenyl)-4-[2-(4-bromo-phenyl)-2-oxo-ethyl]-2-methyl-furan-3-carboxylic acid methyl ester (3g) has been found to exhibit potent inhibitory activity with IC5012.8μM using nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) as standard. Molecular modeling was employed for better understanding of the binding between compounds and soybean lipoxygenase enzyme...
January 24, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133517/phytochemistry-and-pharmacology-of-ferula-persica-boiss-a-review
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Zohreh Sattar, Mehrdad Iranshahi
Ferula persica, is the well-known species of the genus Ferula in Iran and has two varieties: persica and latisecta. They have both been extensively used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments. A great number of chemical compounds including sesquiterpene coumarins and polysulfides have been isolated from this plant. Fresh plant materials, crude extracts and isolated components of F. persica have shown a wide spectrum of pharmacological properties including anti-pigmentation in Serratia marcescens, cytotoxic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-leishmanial, cancer chemopreventive, reversal of multi-drug resistance, anti-inflammatory and lipoxygenase inhibitory activity...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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